|February 25, 2023
Midland Football League
Saturday 25th February 2023
Lye Town 6-0 Tividale
Lye hands out a Hesson
There are many times when we have been down, but we always say. Well that’s gone we dust ourselves down and move onto the next game. And after the Stone Old Alleynians defeat in midweek, that’s what we were looking for, whatever the result against our neighbours. Who although are on a roll at the moment. You never know in local derbies.
We welcomed back Louis Ezewele back into the starting line-up after nearly 5 months out after dislocating his shoulder against Market Drayton Town. Joe Burroughs also returned to the starting line-up. With Kamol Campbell and Arman Khoshkhoo on the bench.
As bad starts went this was one of the worse. Lye were at the visitors from the off and there pressure told after just 2 minutes, when Josh Hesson pounced after Tividale failed to clear their lines and put Lye 1-0 up.
Although the Tividale defence were working overtime to cope with the Lye threat. It was the visitors who created the next chance in the 10th minute. Zac Kourouyianni finding Jason Wood, but he shot wide. Lye were now getting a succession of corners that Tividale were defending well and on the counter attack Tividale were looking dangerous and may have drawn level when a Harry Lewis cross was headed wide by Kourouyianni.
In the 30th minute a great run by Lye full back Jamie Ashmore ended when he played in Joe Palmer but Peter Hawk pushed the forwards. Lye’s Sam Hall then tried his luck from distance in the 37th minute, but it never bothered Hawk.
Hawk had to have his wits about him and Hesson will feel he should have cashed in on a dreadful Tividale pass across their own box but Hawk saved his effort and despite Lye having the upper hand in the game, with only a one goal deficit at half time gave Tividale something to work on.
Half Time :-Lye Town 1-0 Tividale
It may have been all so different if after 5 minutes of the second period Dan Smith had not missed Tividale’s best chance of the game so far. But Lye through palmer broke with pace and he crossed the ball to his strike partner Hesson who gave Hawk no chance.
All through the first half the challenges had been close and some times over the legal threshold of the officials. But the game now descended into an irritational level as the referee’s whistle was constantly heard.
Through all this Lye was still exposing a weak Tividale defence and on the hour mark it became 3-0. Again Tividale fail to pick up the Lye runners and this time Hesson turned provider when he cut a ball back to Ben Billingham and his first time shot, beat Hawk and nestled into the bottom left hand corner of his goal. a minute later and Hawk did well to deny Hesson his hat trick with a smart save that he parried away. On 65 minutes a mistimed Wood tackle was met by a straight red card from the referee and for the second successive game Tividale would finish the game with 10 men.
But there was no let up from the home side and on 75 minutes Hesson scored his 3rd and Lye’s 4th when he was given the freedom of Tividale’s penalty area to place his shot past Hawk. Substitute Zidan Sutherland then rubbed salt in the Tividale wounds with a sublime chip to make it 5-0. Before Hesson rounded of the scoring in the 90th minute with a smart finish for his 4th and Lye’s 6th.
In the end an awful result yes but we cannot give away the ball and not mark players this many times in a game and not expect to concede and ultimately get beat. Do it against decent sides and it will end like this.
Full Time :-Lye Town 6-0 Tividale
Tividale: – 1. Peter Hawk, 2. Zac Kourouyianni, 3. Jack Fletcher, 4. Joe Burroughs, 5. Louis Ezewele (15. David Solademi 75), 6. Joe Hawkins, 7. Harry Lewis (12. Arman Khoshkhoo 53), 8. Jason Wood, 9. Dan Smith (17. Kamol Devlin 75), 10. Jakob Burroughs, 11. Malcolm Melvin
Unused Subs:- 13. Louis Connor, 16. Kamol Campbell